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Area 45: Remembering Pearl Harbor

interview with Victor Davis Hanson, Bill Whalenvia Area 45
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Remembering Pearl Harbor on the seventy-sixth anniversary and the lessons learned from World War II’s successes and failures and how they apply to current world tensions.

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Pearl Harbor And The Legacy Of Carl Vinson

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, December 7, 2017

His monumental contributions to American security are largely unknown to Americans today.

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Putin Is To Blame For The Tragedy Of Russia’s Olympics Ban

by Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Tuesday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced a shocking decision to ban Russia from the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, due to Russia’s “systematic manipulation of the anti-doping rules.” The public reaction to this decision – by government officials and public commentators, and on my Twitter feed — was very polarized.

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Bake Now, Or Forever Hold Your Peace?

by Adam J. Whitevia The Weekly Standard
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Two years ago, when the Supreme Court declared a constitutional right of same-sex couples to marry, Justice Kennedy’s opinion for the court stressed that recognition of such of right would affect no one but the same-sex couples who marry.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Confirm Azar As New Secretary For Health And Human Services

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Townhall
Thursday, December 7, 2017

President Trump has nominated Alex Azar to be the next Secretary of Health and Human Services. It’s an important job, as the future of Obamacare hangs in the balance and Republicans continue to express their desire to repeal and replace the law.

Analysis and Commentary

Still Blind After All These Years

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine Online
Thursday, December 7, 2017

President Trump last week retweeted some videos posted by England’s Britain First party, and the usual suspects fell all over themselves condemning the president in an orgy of mass virtue-signaling. The usual question-begging epithets flew thick and fast: “racist,” “fascist,” “hateful,” “bigotry,” Islamophobic,” “extremist,” “far-right,” all the dull clichés trotted out to mask the chronic appeasement of Islamic jihad on the part of bipartisan internationalists.

Analysis and Commentary

Average Federal Tax Rates By Income Quintile

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

A number of friends on Facebook have been discussing whether the federal tax system is "progressive." That word has emotive content--"progressive" seems good--but all it means is that the higher your income, the higher your tax rate.

Analysis and Commentary

America’s Sad History Of Looking The Other Way On Child Rape

by Markos Kounalakisvia Kansas City Star
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Child sexual assault is the most repulsive of crimes, and the global verdict on rapists and molesters should be overwhelmingly damning. But if you’re surprised that the president of the United States and the Republican National Committee are throwing their support to a man who has been accused by multiple women, on the record, of pedophilia, remember that America has been looking the other way for a long time.

Interviews
Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson: WWII

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Ricochet
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his new book The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won, as well as other questions about World War II.

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Kiron Skinner: Should Trump Be Worried About Allies' Reaction To Israel Embassy Decision?

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia Fox Business
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner examines President Trump's decision to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

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Michael McFaul: America’s Role On The World Stage

interview with Michael McFaulvia Commonwealth Club
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses America's role on the world stage.

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Kori Schake Speaks With War Studies At King's College London

interview with Kori Schakevia War Studies
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Kori Schake discusses her most recent book, Safe Passage: The Transition from British to American Hegemony.

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Tim Kane On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Timothy Kanevia John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Tim Kane discusses his Real Clear Politics article "Redefining 'Winners and Losers' on Taxes."

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Samuel Tadros At The 3rd Annual Archon International Conference On Religious Freedom

interview with Samuel Tadrosvia Hudson Institute
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Samuel Tadros discusses the plight of Christians in the Middle East. 

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In the News

Remembering Pearl Harbor

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Patriot Post
Thursday, December 7, 2017

In October 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared, “I have said this before, but I shall say it again and again and again: Your boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars.” This was a reiteration of his earlier assertion, “We are keeping out of the wars that are going on in Europe and in Asia. … Our opponents are seeking to frighten the country by telling people that the present administration is deliberately … drifting into war. You know better than that.”

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When “Top-Two” Means “Only One”

quoting Larry Diamondvia The American Interest
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Could open primaries help elevate a new breed of political moderates? California’s experience suggests otherwise.

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Former Clinton SecDef Wants South Korea, Japan Nukes

featuring William J. Perryvia Tru News
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Speaking at a national security and defense forum in Washington, D.C., former Secretary of Defense William Perry, who served under President Bill Clinton, said he does not like the idea of redeploying U.S. nuclear weapons in South Korea and Japan. Instead, he said he would prefer to see both countries develop their own nuclear weapons arsenals.

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SVC Board Member Kiron Skinner Named To Department Of Defense Policy Board

featuring Kiron K. Skinnervia Saint Vincent College
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Kiron Skinner, a member of the Saint Vincent College board of directors who is associate professor of international relations and political science at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), was named to the U.S. Department of Defense Policy Board by Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis.

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Collection Of World War II Christmas Cards Donated To The Hoover Archives

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Rudy Kikel’s albums of German and American Christmas cards, as well as other wartime ephemera, have been added to the Hoover holdings.

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In the News

Pearl Harbor: The Shocking Loss That Led To A Great Victory

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Columbia Missourian
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Franklin D. Roosevelt called it “a date which will live in infamy.” Today, more than three quarters of a century later, there is another reason for remembering Pearl Harbor: It evoked a response that kept much of the civilized world from falling into a new dark age of tyranny.